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Lexington, MA

Working with Our Younger Clients & Their Families Through the Lens of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy: Disrupting entrenched patterns, fostering self-empowerment and improving relationships

APRIL 23, 2020

Join Dr. Bonnie Goldstein for this integrative evening as we revisit the development of identity, sense of self, affect regulation, verbal and non-verbal communication, and the ability to form and sustain relationships in our younger clients.

This workshop will elucidate the significance of the "somatic narrative" in the treatment of children, adolescents-transitioning-to-adults, and family therapy. We will explore therapeutic challenges, transformational moments, and use of the principles of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy to foster curiosity about the present moment experience. The ongoing process of body-based, implicit, nonverbal behavior, and the complex interplay between psychological experience, procedural learning, and sensory processing, are illuminated through an exploration of movement patterns, gestures, stance, postures, prosody, and other non-verbal cues.

Participants learn new ways to enhance self-regulation and relationship skills, foster resilience, and create new competencies, all conducted in an atmosphere of curiosity, play and discovery.

With an emphasis on the relational nature of work with our younger clients, the importance of the therapeutic relationship will be illustrated through clinical vignettes, case studies, brief experiential exercises, and videotaped excerpts of sessions.

NOTE: Work with children is not necessary to reap the benefits of this presentation, as the applicability of Bonnie's interventions can also be applied to work with adult clients, couples, and families.


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Times: 6:30 - 8 p.m.
Location: 1605 Massachusetts Ave., Cary Memorial Building, Estabrook Hall, Lexington, MA 02420.
Instructor: Bonnie Goldstein, Ph.D
Contact: Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute,
Local Contact: Barbara Phillips PhD LICSW, 781-738-9528,